Tag Archives: Marian Devotion

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

  Book of Numbers 6,22-27. The Lord said to Moses : “Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites. Say to them: The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Birthday

Today, as every year on September 8th, we celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast starts the liturgical cycle of saints feast days and is a great day of rejoicing for all of us. Mary’s birth was … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s promise to every soul who faithfully prays the ‘Three Hail Marys’

Saint Mechtilde of Hackeborn (1241-1299), a Benedictine nun from the monastery of Helfta (Germany), received three visions of the Virgin Mary. Concerned for her eternal salvation, she begged the Virgin to be present at the hour of her death. During … Continue reading

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October, month of the Holy Rosary

 Pope Leo XIII: In Mary, God has given us the most zealous guardian of Christian unity. There are, of course, more ways than one to win her protection by prayer, but as for Us, We think that the best and … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!

Litany of Intercession to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Sunday angelus (full text)

  Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists gathered in St Peter’s Square this Sunday. Ahead of the traditional prayer of Marian devotion, Pope Francis spoke of the common missionary mandate of all the baptized, as well as … Continue reading

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O Pure and Immaculate Virgin Mary

O pure and immaculate and likewise blessed Virgin, who art the sinless Mother of thy Son, the mighty Lord of the universe, thou who art inviolate and altogether holy, the hope of the hopeless and sinful, we sing thy praises. … Continue reading

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Mary at Lesotho

The following account is a testimony of a missionary of Lesotho. It was published in the magazine “Our Lady of New Time” in 1982 and told in the Marian Collection 1986 by Brother Albert Pfleger, Marist: One day Father Oblat … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Revelation at Tre Fontane

One of the most amazing stories of an atheist’s conversion to the Catholic Faith must surely be that of Bruno Cornacchiola, a violent man who hated with all his being everything to do with the Catholic Church, and had even … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary

Historically, devotion to the Heart of Mary grew up in parallel, but at a lesser intensity  than that of devotion to the Heart of Jesus, only starting to become more prominent during the time of St John Eudes. John Eudes … Continue reading

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Saint Simon Stock and the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

May 16 – Feast of Saint Simon Stock Saint Simon Stock was born to a very illustrious family in Kent County, England (c. 1165), of which his father was governor. His mother was devoted to the Virgin Mary, and Simon … Continue reading

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